Uniting Methodists Seek 'Broad, Middle in the Center'

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The Battle

The Battle

In my simple mind the issue is about Salvation and Justice.

The oppressed believers look for Justice, from mere mortals, when they have already have been assured it, Eternally (Matthew 5:10-12)

Those believers concerned about protecting their Salvation have only to look at the empty Cross and Tomb to know that that war has been fought and won.

The battle that rages does not have the Eternal implications which have been ascribed to it. It is an earthly battle, fought by mortals for the entertainment of the Evil one.

For the believers, there is nothing of permanence that one side can give to the other, Christ has already intervened and provided it.

However, the responsibility that both sides have is to the unbelievers. Even the loss of one soul, who looks to the disfunction of the Church and turns away in disgust, never to accept Christ as their Lord and Savior, will be too high a price to pay for this battle of mortal (and perhaps moral) righteousness.

Tim more than 1 year ago

Uniting

Why don't we give the buildings of ultra conservative congregations to the missionary Anglican Church, ultra orthodox, and then see who is left? Actual Methodists could start home churches.

Marilyn Davis more than 1 year ago


Notable Quotes   


     "Fundamentalist Christians have moved the theological needle so far to the right that the Gospel is said by them to be a 'progressive agenda.' It's not – it's the Gospel. We must keep preaching Jesus' message of the Kingdom of God (over against the kingdoms of this world) rooted in love (not legalism) and aimed toward reconciliation (not division). The Pharisees alleged Jesus' message was a 'liberal agenda.' It wasn't – it was the Gospel."

– The Rev. Dr. Steve Harper in a Facebook post.

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